Sri Krishnadevaraya Educational Trust, managing Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology and Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences was established in 1985 by a group of philanthropists belonging to Raju Kshatriya Community with an objective to inculcate in the students a spirit of inquiry and desire to gain knowledge and skills that can enrich their lives in future. The institute was started by the Trust in the year 1986 and is named after Sir M. Visvesvaraya, an illustrious son of Karnataka, and an engineer-statesman par excellence. It is located on a vast expanse of 53.8 hectares on NH7, at a distance of 21 kms from Bangalore City railway station. The institute provides an inspiring academic ambiance amidst abundant greenery and serenity. The Institute has nearly 3380 students and over 184 teaching faculty.